6pm doors • 7pm show
Wavefield Ensemble, the invigorating new musical collective dedicated to collaboratively inspiring the next generation of brilliant artists, presents a concert of music written on top of other music, sonic layers covered up and revealed again in surprising new forms. Featuring a trio of US premieres next to Iannis Xenakis’s rarely performed Palimpsest, this stimulating concert brings past and present into illuminating juxtaposition, exposing hidden resonances and layered meanings. Don’t miss your chance to see virtuosic young performers at the top of their game playing gripping music up close and personal in National Sawdust’s intimate hall!
Matthew Ricketts: Melodia (premiere of large ensemble version)
Rebecca Saunders: a visible trace (US premiere)
Katherine Balch: una corda (US premiere)
Iannis Xenakis: Palimpsest
Wavefield Ensemble is a collectively organized group of musicians dedicated to performing music and creating new artistic work at the highest level, and to actively engaging in educational activities geared toward inspiring the next generation of artists and performers. We aim to collaborate with like-minded artists, performers, and thinkers of all stripes, and to offer a platform for all whose work demands it. Our goal is to share this work as broadly as possible, and in so doing to inspire those we contact to a more deeply creative engagement with the world. During our 2018–2019 debut season, we are undertaking residencies at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City and with the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.